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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Regime change for Carmine Superiore!

Three degrees at 9am on market day in Cannobio. Clear skies. Warm sun on my face. The first snowdrops have bloomed in Franco's orchard. And the first deer-damage has been reported.

There has been a coup d'etat in Carmine.

The world of the chicken coop has been turned upside down. The reigning cockerel has been bested by the young blood, a process involving a lot of old blood. Finding the fallen hero, Mama instantly went into her world-famous UN Peacekeeper role, airlifting the fallen dictator out of the war zone - with a very excited B and an overstuffed pack of groceries (but no shoe collection) in tow. His temporary place of exile is the pantry...

...where he immediately ate all the cat food and terrified the kitten so much that he threw himself into his hedgehog impersonation and shot at the speed of light to the far end of the house.

And, what with the bird poop on the pantry floor and the crowing at 6:30am, I'm reminded of a seagull we once knew.

I wonder if 6-kg cockerels like zucchini chutney?

7 comments:

LadyFi said...

Poor fallen hero .. but that's politics for you!

chrysalis said...

Loved the story of the cockerel. Can I ask what is 'the shoe collection'?

Anonymous said...

Ring its neck.

Louise said...

When Immelda Marcos, co-dictator of the Philippines, was deposed along with her husband, she was found to own 1060 pairs of shoes...

Vanessa said...

Don't know about chickens, but I'll try the zucchini chutney - sounds great!

Chris said...

"...he threw himself into his hedgehog impersonation..." - that's wonderful!

Bird poop on the pantry floor would put me over the edge though. But don't you dare ring his neck!

naperville mom said...

Loved it! A coup indeed:)

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Regime change for Carmine Superiore!

Three degrees at 9am on market day in Cannobio. Clear skies. Warm sun on my face. The first snowdrops have bloomed in Franco's orchard. And the first deer-damage has been reported.

There has been a coup d'etat in Carmine.

The world of the chicken coop has been turned upside down. The reigning cockerel has been bested by the young blood, a process involving a lot of old blood. Finding the fallen hero, Mama instantly went into her world-famous UN Peacekeeper role, airlifting the fallen dictator out of the war zone - with a very excited B and an overstuffed pack of groceries (but no shoe collection) in tow. His temporary place of exile is the pantry...

...where he immediately ate all the cat food and terrified the kitten so much that he threw himself into his hedgehog impersonation and shot at the speed of light to the far end of the house.

And, what with the bird poop on the pantry floor and the crowing at 6:30am, I'm reminded of a seagull we once knew.

I wonder if 6-kg cockerels like zucchini chutney?

7 comments:

LadyFi said...

Poor fallen hero .. but that's politics for you!

chrysalis said...

Loved the story of the cockerel. Can I ask what is 'the shoe collection'?

Anonymous said...

Ring its neck.

Louise said...

When Immelda Marcos, co-dictator of the Philippines, was deposed along with her husband, she was found to own 1060 pairs of shoes...

Vanessa said...

Don't know about chickens, but I'll try the zucchini chutney - sounds great!

Chris said...

"...he threw himself into his hedgehog impersonation..." - that's wonderful!

Bird poop on the pantry floor would put me over the edge though. But don't you dare ring his neck!

naperville mom said...

Loved it! A coup indeed:)